I applaud the Our Views piece in the Opinion section of the June 28 Advocate which chastised U.S. Sen. David Vitter for blocking the federal judicial appointment of Baton Rouge attorney Shelly Dick. There seems to be a clear pattern by Sen. Vitter as an “anti” to the point that one must wonder what is he actually “for.”
If one reads Sen. Vitter’s email newsletter(s), one might observe that it is normally parsed in the first person. “I” am doing this and “I” did that seems a common thread. Yet if one reads his newsletter on a frequent basis, a relatively clear pattern is apparent that what he is usually “for” is being in opposition to something or someone. Accordingly, I was not at all surprised that he effectively blocked Ms. Dick’s appointment. This centrist Republican believes we deserve better!
The greater loss is shared by all of us. Dick’s imminent qualifications are near dazzling. Additionally, she is a genuinely nice person and contributes much to our community. She would be an excellent federal judge.
George H. Heard
retired petrochemical employee